Calamagrostis brachytricha

Korean feather reed grass

This is wonderful grass that deservedly has an award of merit from the RHS. 

Whether singly or en masse it's a delight in any landscape.  It's easy to grow and tolerant of a wide range of conditions but does best in moisture retentive, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. 

C. brachytricha forms a clump of glossy green, linear leaves that turn yellow in autumn. The narrow, fluffy, purple-tinged plume-like  flowers open in late summer and early autumn, persisting into the winter. 

It's a deciduous grass so should be left through winter and cut down to 15cm or so in early spring.

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£ 7.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Poaceae    

Hardy perennial grass

H6     

130cm    

80cm

Glossy green    

Purple tinged buff    

Moist but well-drained    

Full sun, partial shade 

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